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feinstein reintroduced and assault weapons ban to the 113th congress to they held a news conference and we will show you all of that later in our schedule. here is some of what dianne feinstein had to say earlier today. [video clip] >> today my colleagues and i am are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. let me briefly describe the legislation we are introducing. we prohibit 158 specifically named military style firearms. since the 1994 law expired, there has been an influx of new models of assault weapons. these models are more powerful, more lethal, and more technologically advanced than the weapons or in 1993. -- were in 1993. our bill. its other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine, and have one military characteristic. one criticism of the 1994 law is that it was 82 characteristic test that defined it, and that was too easy to work around. manufacturers to simply remove one of the characteristics, and
up. we will hear the president talk about this again. dianne feinstein will introduce her legislation. that is gonna happen this month in the coming days. the question is when does senator reid of a bill to the floor and what? he has said he will move budget legislation to before, but he has not said what will be in that legislation. when will he do it? timing is everything here, but it will happen in the coming term. host: and climate change, the timing of that. on twitter -- guest: implicit is the question of whether there will be any consideration given to a carbon tax. the white house has gotten this question in the past. they have suggested that is not something they are considering. it is conceivable that obama has rethought that, and it might surprise everybody by putting forward something that would both try to raise revenues, thereby addressing the deficit issue, but also try to curb emissions of gases that cause global warming by making it more expensive. as a practical matter, that is a nonstarter. it is one of those policy debates that advocates love. it seems simple, very
feinstein introduced new legislation. here is part of that. >> today, my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of these feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. let me describe the legislation. we prohibit 158 specifically named military-style firearms. since the 1994 law expired, there has been an influx of new models of assault weapons. these models are more powerful, more lethal and more tech technically advanced they were in 1993. our bill also prohibits other semi-automatic rifles of shotguns and rifles that can accept a detachable magazines. one criticism of the 1994 law was that it was a two characteristic test that defined it and that was too easy to work around. manufactures could remove one of the characteristics and the firearm was legal. the bill we're introducing today, will make it much more difficult to work around by moving a one characteristic test. the bill also prevents and prohibits specific loopholes, such as the slide iron stock which can be added to an ar15. which will make it mimic automatic
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